Definition of chlamydomonas in English:

chlamydomonas

noun

Biology
  • A common single-celled green alga which typically has two flagella for swimming, living in water and moist soil.

    • ‘The PKA protein in Chlamydomonas flagella has not been purified.’
    • ‘However, the potential of the unicellular green alga chlamydomonas in selection systems has been studied most.’
    • ‘Chlamydomonas has nothing to do with Chlamydia, by the way.’

Origin

Late 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek khlamus, khlamud- cloak + monas (see monad).

Pronunciation:

chlamydomonas

/ˌklamɪdəˈməʊnəs/